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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
292. Song—Farewell to the Highlands
 
 
Tune—“Failte na Miosg.”
 
 
FAREWELL to the Highlands, farewell to the North,
The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.
 
Chorus.—My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here,        5
My heart’s in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.
 
Farewell to the mountains, high-cover’d with snow,
Farewell to the straths and green vallies below;        10
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods,
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods.
    My heart’s in the Highlands, &c.
 

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